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National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains. Get on board awe-inspiring locomotives, watch our engineers at work in the Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in the Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area. The children can let off steam in our outdoor play area, and our miniature railway ride is perfect for the whole family. Every weekend and throughout the school holidays, the kids can enjoy a lively programme of events, including science shows, story telling, steam rides, craft activities and special events. Please note that calls to our listed phone number (0844...) cost 4.25p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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Reviewed today via mobile

Hadn't visited for a number of years but took the opportunity to look around before and after the meeting. Great exhibits, much as I remembered. One thought that struck me was that the smell of working steam engines was missing, and could easily be incorporated...More

Thank SJS240
Reviewed today via mobile

You could spend half a day here and not see it all. There are multiple rooms to enter all with different displays. There are many rebuilt or replica trains to see as well as the rebuild room and much memorabilia. Even if your not a...More

Thank kbulney
Reviewed today via mobile

The railway museum is really cool. There are a ton of old and new trains to check out. They have interactive stations for adults and kids. My favourite part was the warehouse which is full of trinkets, art and railway history! Check it out for...More

Thank herbal_healer
Reviewed yesterday

In our group there was one 3 year old and the eldest was 73 something for everyone, there are some lovely trains here, and some very famous ones, well worth a visit.

Thank PurpleAstral
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a non train person i enjoyef the visit. Very intetesting and lots of history to the trains. You can actually get on some as well.

Thank thomas0328
Reviewed yesterday

It was good to see the range of materiel covering so many years of railroading. The Royal Cars exhibit was interesting, showing the best of breed over the years. The collection of locomotives was also impressive as was the 'Works' barn where you'd think that...More

Thank CoolBristol
Reviewed yesterday

Even if you're not "into" trains, this is a site worth seeing. And it's free! An amazing and huge array of different cars and engines, and a warehouse full of train-related items, many very old (dishes, equipment, etc.), and changing inter-active displays. One of the...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed yesterday

I've visited on numerous occasions and I always learn something new. It's free, has facilities, a cafe and even a miniature railway (no age limit!!) Really great history and worth visiting when in the area.

Thank Emily W
Reviewed yesterday

Really varied and interesting and well put together. Especially loved the royal carriages with all of the artefacts in them.

Thank AngieB739
Reviewed yesterday

fantastic collection, very informativ, ample parking space, friendly staff, super clean and all this for free! an absolute must do when visiting York

Thank Peter D
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can i get from huby to the rail museam on public transport
9 April 2017|
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Response from JefB68 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where Huby is but there are good links in local buses and the train station is right next to the museum.
Can anyone tell me if there are any other local things to do nearby? I have a young family 4 years and under and when finished at museum will have time to spare before travelling 3 hours home by train.
2 April 2017|
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Response from SapperDaveCole | Reviewed this property |
I have to agree with Robert, Jorvik Centre which I understand has just been re opened after major flooding. The castle museum is excellent and the kids will love the 1970's toys. For the military history fans. Have a look in... More
Alan H
What is the admission charge
6 March 2017|
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Response from Andrea S | Reviewed this property |
Completely free.